At the end of September I start getting my yard prepped for the upcoming harsh winter months. I do my yearly furnace tune-up and place a secured tarp over my air conditioning unit. My solar lights and outdoor summer decorations are put away in bins in my garage so that they do not get destroyed by the below zero weather.

My pool is the biggest pain and it is always a couple day project to get winterized. I have to shock the pool and get all of the chemicals balanced before I can start draining the water. The water usually takes about two days to drain through a hose down the driveway into the road. I take the pool ladder off and get the heavy duty cover on.

Every year when I start to drain the pool my fuck buddies are sad because she knows that the summer fun is over until next year.